Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis has been making very popular records for some 30 years. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he recalls his childhood in a poor part of San Francisco, his great success as an athlete, the difficult decision he made to become a singer instead and the trials and tribulations of touring.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Lujon (Slow Hot Wind) by Henry Mancini and his Orchestra
Book: Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Luxury: Golf bag

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40 minutes

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Fri 13 Mar 1987 09:05

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Parkinson
Interviewed GuestJohnny Mathis

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